Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening in Coquitlam

We believe prevention is the best treatment. Unfortunately, not all diseases can be prevented. When this is the case, early detection is paramount.

When it comes to oral diseases, most of the time infected tissues look like everything else in the mouth or symptoms can remain invisible to the naked eye. If unnoticed for too long, some diseases, including oral cancer, can be fatal.

Austin Station Dental has invested in a screening device called the VELscope which uses the latest technology to help early detection of inflamed, infected and cancerous tissues. The VELscope is a handheld tool using blue-spectrum light that causes the soft tissue of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Under this light a wide variety or oral abnormalities can be detected thanks to the distinctive colour patterns of healthy and diseased tissues.

The examination is safe, painless and non-invasive. There is no need for unpleasant rinses or stains and the screening process only takes a few minutes. The screening is a safe precaution for early detection of any lesion.

Your dentist at Austin Station Dental can explain show you and explain you the functioning of the VELscope during your examination. Contact us to book a check-up appointment at our office.

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